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It is likely that your cassette is worn. A new chain on a worn cassette will skip, because of the mismatch of the shape of the teeth on the cassette with the chain's spacing (which is shorter than what the cassette expects due to wear). You can visually inspect your cassette for wear by either looking for gaps in how the chain meshes with the cassette, ...


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It's possible that during cleaning a grain of sand, for example, has become stuck in the chain causing a stiff link which does not travel cleanly over the cogs. Cleaning chains and cogs often involves a significant amount of moving dirt around before extracting it. A simple test for this is to move the chain through both hands bending every link. You'll ...


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There are a few possibilities here: 1) Cleaning the cassette took away the gunk keeping a slightly worn cassette from showing. If you use the middle gears most, they may be more worn than the rest. Unlikely, but not impossible. 2) You bent the derailleur hanger or derailleur cage when removing or cleaning. More likely than #1, and easy to test. 3) Check ...


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If chain us not slipping then id say you have a busted freehub by the sound of it. Take the cassette off, remove the freehub inspect the paws check for excess grease or lack of. Otherwise look at a new freehub body. I had the same issue you describe last week.


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Your cassette is worn and needs replacing too. I bet the old chain was well past replacement time, and it wore into the cassette. Now you've changed the chain, it no-longer makes good contact with all the teeth at once. Stop riding immediately - fit a replacement cassette ASAP else you'll be up for another new chain. Do use the search functions of this ...



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